The risk of constipation and the development of hemorrhoids: the expert told why you should not take your smartphone to the toilet

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Therapist Svetlana Nikitina advised to get rid of the habit of going to the toilet with a mobile phone. In conversation with MedikForum she clarified what risk a person exposes himself to by taking a smartphone with him to the toilet.

So, according to her, with a phone in hand, a person spends more time there and is more exposed to pathogenic microbes.

In particular, the risk of infections increases. Germs are everywhere in the toilet, whether it’s on the toilet seat, the roll of paper, or even the doorknob, the doctor says. If a smartphone is taken into the toilet, with a high probability the microbes living there will be on its surface. Given that the smartphone will then be next to the face and mouth, a person runs the risk of getting diarrhea, intestinal diseases, urinary tract infections and other infections.

Microbial transmission is also possible. A mobile phone that has been in the toilet becomes a carrier of germs that can be transmitted to other people at home or at work.

Visiting the toilet with a mobile phone can also lead to disruption of the intestines. The doctor stated: you should not sit on the toilet for more than 10 minutes, it is harmful to the intestines. With a mobile phone, this time can increase to 20 or even 30 minutes, which provokes disturbances in the digestive tract.

In addition, the risk of constipation increases. A long stay in the toilet accustoms the body to prolonged emptying, and if this condition changes, constipation may occur.

Also prone to hemorrhoids. With prolonged sitting in the toilet, the load that the veins in the rectal region experience increases. They become inflamed leading to hemorrhoids.

Finally, it can lead to increased stress. Another serious reason not to take a smartphone to the toilet is that its use increases stress and prevents the body from relaxing. According to the doctor, the time spent in the toilet is one of the few moments when a person can be alone and relax. Taking a smartphone with you does not allow you to take a break for the brain.

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